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New certificate program offers opportunity to polish HR skills

Human Resources Training and Development is pleased to announce a new HR certificate program available to supervisors and other staff. The program is designed to offer professional development and an increased, consistent understanding of key human resources issues. The first session is scheduled for November 21 and 22, 2005, and it will take place from 1-5 p.m. on both days. The final cost has yet to be determined, but it will not exceed $199.

Employees eligible to participate in the certificate program

  1. Exempt HR professionals new to HR or gearing up for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR)/Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) examination

  2. Non-exempt HR professionals

  3. HR support staff

  4. Supervisory staff interested in improving HR skills

  5. Non-HR staff engaging in human resources processes

Benefits of the program

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of HR through a national certificate

  2. Promotes a consistent understanding of HR

  3. Offers professional development in HR

  4. Help support legal compliance

Course outline

"Employment Law in the Workplace" - Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.


Civil Rights Act




Affirmative Action Plan


Pregnancy, age, and disability legislation


Many other employee protection laws

"Effective Recruitment and Selection Techniques" - Gain important skills for selecting employees.


Recruiting methods and their effectiveness


Key selection tools


Adverse impact calculations


Interview biases

"Basics of Compensation and Benefits" - Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.


Framework for base pay, incentives, differentials, and increases


Job analysis and documentation


Methods for job evaluation


Benefits commonly offered by employers

"Orienting and Training Your Employees" - Gaining an understanding of orientation, development, and training.


Training objectives


Effective adult learning, both on-the-job and off-the-job


Four levels of evaluations

"Ensuring Quality Performance" - Discover the purpose and process for performance appraisals.


Common appraisal methods and errors


Legal concepts surrounding the disciplinary process


Guideline for conducting disciplinary meetings

If you are interested in participating in the program, please register with Shasta White.

- Adedayo Adeniyi, assistant director
HR Training and Development

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